Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates.

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In cahoots
Dec 22, 2003

Free trade fifteen years on

With the fifteenth anniversary of the Canada-U.S. Free Agreement just days away, a new report revisits the claims of the deal's biggest booster. The Business Council on National Issues (now the Canad
In cahoots
Nov 18, 2003

FTAA peril: NAFTA lessons

Trade ministers from 34 countries meet in Miami this week to negotiate a proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas. The FTAA would extend the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) t
In cahoots
Nov 6, 2003

Why P3 hospitals don't work

Four prominent economists and a former Auditor General director agree: “public-private-partnership” (P3) hospitals are a bad idea. In a report released today, they argue that P3 facilities,
In cahoots
Oct 31, 2003

Canada can afford to spend

Consider this the next time the feds say the cookie jar is empty — that Canada can't afford new spending. For six years running, the Department of Finance has vastly under-projected the size of
In cahoots
Sep 30, 2003

Whatever happened to welfare?

Welfare was the hot-button issue in the 1995 Ontario election that ushered Mike Harris into power. Ditto in 1999. But now, with Ontario heading back to the polls on Thursday, the issue has faded rema


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